Wednesday, May 11, 2011

turtle


If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can transform one million realities.

Maya Angelou

I wonder if he is dreaming of swimming with the turtles. I am. Several years ago I was snorkeling at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau, "the place of refuge," on the Big Island. One of these turtles--about two feet across the shell--swam right up to me and looked me in the eye.

What a thrill! In my desire to share with my friends, I popped my head up to tell them...and Turtle was gone. Guess that visit was just for me.

2 comments:

Christina said...

oh goodness, this is adorable.
hello my friend.
xoxo

Deb Shucka said...

I notice he has his own little raft there!

I had a similar experience snorkeling, and I can still, right this minute, recall that turtle's eyes.